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PNG Teachers Colleges not heavily funded : Kondra

Teacher colleges and technical institutions in the country are not funded heavily by the National Government.
Education Secretary Doctor Uke Kombra told NBC News that most students at these institutions are self funded.
“Most of the students at colleges, they are either sponsored by the Government under HECAS but that could be maybe like 10 percent or five percent
. Majority of the students are self sponsored either from their own personal pockets or the local members have sponsored them or provincial governments have sponsored them.
If those sponsors have not paid the fees up, then they could be in that situation because they don't receive TFF.
All the teachers colleges, technical colleges they are self sustaining institutions, they sustain themselves mainly from student fees.
But officially I have not received any information,” Dr Kombra said.
He was responding to questions about the possible closure of Gaulim Teachers College in East New Britain, due to lack of funding.
NBC News
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